Berkeley Research in the News

May 21, 2015
Catherine Wolfram and Meredith Fowlie
Philomathia Innovation Seed Fund recipients Catherine Wolfram and Meredith Fowlie carried out a rigorous study that found surprisingly low savings relative to costs in part of a nationwide effort to improve home energy-efficiency.
May 19, 2015
Great Basin Collared Lizard
Cold-blooded and other animals that are unable to regulate their internal temperature may have a hard time tolerating global warming, according to an analysis by biologists from the University of California, Berkeley, and San Francisco State University.
May 18, 2015
A research team led by UC Berkeley bioengineers has completed key steps needed to turn sugar-fed yeast into a microbial factory for producing morphine and potentially other drugs, including antibiotics and anticancer agents.

Berkeley Research in Numbers

Berkeley ranks first among U.S. universities in the number of highly ranked graduate programs. In the latest study, the National Research Council (NRC) placed 48 out of 52 ranked UC Berkeley doctoral programs within the top 10 nationally. This compared to 46 of 52 programs for Harvard University, which came in second, and 40 of 59 programs for UCLA, in third place.

Among its current faculty are:

  • 8 Nobel laureates
  • 141 members of the National Academy of Sciences 
  • 96 members of the National Academy of Engineering 
  • 10 recipients of the National Medal of Science
  • 230 Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2013/14 ResearchDonut chart of 2013/14 Research Funding by Sponsor
Funding by Sponsor
(in millions)

 

Each year, the Berkeley campus receives well over one-half billion dollars in research support from external sources.

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